McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

November 17, 2023—March 3, 2024 (weather permitting)

Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink • Free Admission

Reservable Ice Skating Sessions (free!) are 90 minutes and start at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm Monday-Sunday, Online Skating Tickets Required

Reserve Your Skating Session Now.

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Ice skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns November 17 through March 3 (weather permitting). DCASE presents free skating lessons (reservations required) from 9-10am on most Saturdays and Sundays, teaching beginner and intermediate ice skating and hockey skills. Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation. Reserve your Free Online Tickets.



Admission is free, but online tickets are required. Price for skate rental is listed below. Ticketed Ice-Skating Sessions are 90-minutes and start at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm Monday-Sunday.

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years and older) after 6pm, Thursday through Sunday. To review our youth escort policy visit Millennium Park Rules.

Minors under 18 that have an ice skating session reservation will be allowed to enter the ice rink area for their skating session with proof of reservation.



The ice rink is open daily depending on weather. Closures due to severe weather will be posted on Millennium Park's facebook and twitter pages. This information is not posted here.


Rates for Skate Rentals & Sharpening*

(Skate sizes start at children’s size 9 thru adult 12)

$16 Monday–Thursday

$20 Friday-Sunday & Holidays

$10 Skate-aide (2 sizes available 42 inches & 48 inches

$9 Skate Sharpening

$2 Locker Rental

*+ $1 credit card processing fee per ticket/transaction

**all sessions have a limited amount of free/bring your own skate reservations. If the time is not reservable it is sold out.


Skating Sessions Nov. 17, 2023 – March 3, 2024:

Session 1: 11am-12:30pm

Session 2: 1-2:30pm

Session 3: 3-4:30pm

Session 4: 5-6:30pm

Session 5: 7-8:30pm

Session 6: 9-10:30pm


Online Ticketed Reservations Required Reserve Tickets Online

Reservation dates are released 2 weeks in advance of session date.

Limited walk-up reservations may be available based on capacity. You may have wait for next session with available capacity.


Learn To Skate

DCASE presents free skating lessons (reservations required), teaching beginner and intermediate skaters of any age, ice skating and hockey skills. Skate rental is Free for the lessons.

9-10am most Saturdays and Sundays.

Helmets are strongly encouraged for beginner skaters.

Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation.


Stay Connected

Visit us:

Millennium Park

Admission is FREE, but online tickets are required. Reserve Online Tickets
Open Daily 6am–11pm
Welcome Center, open 9am-5pm (open until the end of the performance on event nights)

Plan Your Visit

Find us:

Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N Michigan Ave), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online. Visit or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.


Public Transportation:


Take CTA to Millennium Park

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

For travel information, visit For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit



Sunday, February 4 at 10:30am, Free Admission. Ice skaters with the Chicago Youth Foundation will perform.


Solomon Bristol
Solomon Bristol

Fourth Performance

Aiden Straky and Quinn Nguyen

Second Performance

Anna Bagamanova
Anna Bagamanova

Third Performance

Kseniya Ponamaryova and Collin Brubaker
Kseniya Ponamaryova and Collin Brubaker

First Performance

Sunday, January 7 performers


Gabriel Martinez
Gabriel Martinez

First Performance

Tara Prasad
Tara Prasad

Second Performance

Emily Murdach
Emily Murdach

Third Performance

Londyn Fleming And Riley Roquet

Fourth Performance

Please Read Prior to Registration 

  • Please Note: Session capacity is limited. A select number of reservation types are available. If your reservation type is unavailable, please check back to see if spots open. Reservation types may sell out. Sold out sessions will not appear on the reservable list.
  • No Refunds. All Sales are Final.
  • No Transfer or changes of dates or session times – double check the date and time that you have selected, before purchasing your rental reservation. Reservations are tickets to a specific date, time and reservation type.
  • There is no waitlist.
  • Session Cancellation - If the session you have reserved is cancelled by Management (weather, emergency, safety issues) you will be notified of cancelation via email. If you are considering making reservations, you can check social media (@millenniumpark) for cancelation updates. Updates will only be posted if the session is canceled. The website will also not allow bookings if it is canceled.


Rules & Regulations

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Food & Drink

Snacks and hot drinks will be available from Momentum Coffee and Millennium Hall next to the skating rink.



Wheelchairs, electric and manual, are allowed on the ice.  

For more Millennium Park accessibility information, visit our webpage.

For other accessibility questions please email


Pro Tips

A limited number of skate-aides (42 inches and 48 inches) are available for rent.

Storage for personal items is very limited, please plan accordingly.

Lockers are in limited number please plan what you bring to the rink accordingly.


Partnership Opportunities

For partnership and sponsorship opportunities at the ice rink, please contact the DCASE Partnerships staff.



For questions refer to: and/or the Millennium Park website, or call the ice rink at 312-742-5224. Typical response time will be within 48 hrs.